Spatio-temporal epidemiology of the cholera outbreak in Papua New Guinea, 2009–2011

@inproceedings{Horwood2014SpatiotemporalEO,
  title={Spatio-temporal epidemiology of the cholera outbreak in Papua New Guinea, 2009–2011},
  author={Paul F Horwood and Stephan Karl and Ivo Mueller and Marinjho H. Jonduo and Boris Igor Pavlin and Rosheila Dagina and Berry Ropa and Sibauk V Bieb and Alexander E Rosewell and Masahiro Umezaki and Peter Siba and Andrew R. Greenhill},
  booktitle={BMC Infectious Diseases},
  year={2014}
}
BackgroundCholera continues to be a devastating disease in many developing countries where inadequate safe water supply and poor sanitation facilitate spread. From July 2009 until late 2011 Papua New Guinea experienced the first outbreak of cholera recorded in the country, resulting in >15,500 cases and >500 deaths.MethodsUsing the national cholera database, we analysed the spatio-temporal distribution and clustering of the Papua New Guinea cholera outbreak. The Kulldorff space-time permutation… CONTINUE READING
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